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Lead Engineer Firmware

Hadapsar Pune, India


Job Description

Job Title: Lead Engineer Firmware # 069319

If you desire to be part of something special, to be part of a winning team, to be part of a fun team - winning is fun.

We are looking forward to Lead Engineer Firmware in Eaton’s hydraulics business, based in Pune, India

In Eaton, making our work exciting, engaging, meaningful; ensuring safety, health, wellness; and being a model of inclusion & diversity are already embedded in who we are - it’s in our values, part of our vision, and our clearly defined aspirational goals.

This exciting role will be responsible for contributing technologies which can change the economics of embedded software. You will design software systems, generate IP, plan and execute field trials to understand their needs, and work closely with the team to assess business impact and constraints. You must be proficient with current firmware development technology, tools and practices, and must have experience of full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) on multiple projects including requirements, design, development, and testing


Your essential responsibilities:

  • Thorough understanding of software design principles, with strong problem solving skills and debugging skills

  • Engages in development, design & testing of Embedded Systems using C, C++ programming language

  • Fair Hardware Design Knowledge and Hardware/Firmware Debugging Skills also ability to carry out root cause analysis.

  • Hand on experience of lab instruments – Oscilloscopes, Function Generators, and Logic Analyzers etc.

  • Suggest and develop re-usable components and looks for continuous improvement opportunities in hydraulic products. Share knowledge within the team and demonstrates flexibility working in parallel on multiple assignments/product categories

  • Develops an understanding of both technology and product concepts and is able to articulate product and software design. Should able to lead the firmware team and mentor of 4-5 engineers. Should able to guide technically to other project engineers and should contribute in Hydraulics level from business perspective. Ensures quality of delivery in accordance with the plan adhering to the standard practices used in agile/waterfall model.

  • Participate in solution and code reviews with team members for project /modules/tasks and ensuring that best practices and efficient coding standards are adhered.

  • Participate in code reviews of other projects and come up with the suggestions to improvise the technical solution. Also should contribute to Technical reviews of the project

  • Sound Knowledge and experience with process frameworks (e.g. CMMI) including requirements management, defect tracking, build management, change management, and configuration management tools.

  • Ensures new products meet our customer’s needs. Also understanding the market trends should suggest the feature enhancement to the new/existing products.

  • Collaborate with global product engineering teams and incorporates support for the manufacturing, commissioning and ongoing maintenance of the product / system

  • Protects intellectual property through patent disclosures

  • Supports our team of global field commissioning engineers with technical challenges

  • Searches for technologies which would improve product performance, reduce development time or reduce cost.


If you are:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Electronics or Instrumentation Engineering

  • Desired: Master’s degree in Electrical, Electronics or Instrumentation Engineering

  • Required:

  • Expertise and 10 years of strong experience in embedded C, C++ in IDEs like MPLAB, and Code Composer Studio

  • Experience with GPIO, PWM, UART, SPI, I2C, CAN, and industrial protocols is desirable

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Embedded Firmware development with 16 Bit / 32 Bit microcontrollers from any one or more makes such as TI, Freescale, Intel, ST, Atmel

  • Development of Customized Boot loader

  • Fair knowledge of Hardware System

  • Basic knowledge of Hydraulic system, Control system, CoDeSys is added advantage

  • Development exposure to embedded RTOS multi-threading, multitasking is good to have

  • Experience in developing embedded software as per functional safety standards such as IEC 61508 is plus

  • Experience with python is good to have

  • Experience with Atlassian tools / software like JIRA is preferable

  • Knowledge and familiarity with compliance to CMMI ML3 process and guidelines is preferable

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

  • Skilled in writing specifications and end-user documentation

  • Problem-solving skills, effectively diagnosing technical issues and proposing logical solutions, looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers

  • Should able to lead the team technically

 Yes! Because you are the one we are looking for, we hope to hear from you now!

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Job: Engineering

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: INNOV Innovation Center

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 068319